-byBeirao, Joao M.; Moreira, Luciana M.; Oliveira, Joao C.; Meneres, Maria J.; Pessoa, Bernardete B.; Matos, Maria E.; Costa, Paulo P.; Torres, Paulo A.; Beirao, Idalina B.
This article is from Molecular Vision, volume 20.AbstractPurpose: Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) patients. Erythropoietin (EPO) is a cytokine that has been shown to play a role in neuroprotection and is endogenously produced in the eye. EPO levels in the aqueous humor are increased in eyes with glaucoma. In this study, we evaluated the EPO concentration in the aqueous humor of FAP and non-FAP patients, with and without... Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4087117
This article is from Molecular Vision, volume 19.AbstractPurpose: To investigate the possible free radical-scavenging activity of an extract of Cineraria maritima on selenite-induced cataractous lenses in Wistar rat pups. Methods: In the present study, Wistar rat pups were divided into three experimental groups. On P10, Group I (control) rat pups received an intraperitoneal injection of 0.89% saline. Rats in groups II (selenite-challenged, untreated) and III (selenite-challenged, C. maritima... Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3867162